Advisory Functions of the Funding Council

Orders of the Day — Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:15 pm on 5th February 1992.

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'.—(1) Without prejudice to section [The Scottish Further Education Funding Council]of this Act, the Funding Council shall provide to the Secretary of State advice and assistance in connection with such of his functions under this Part of this Act as he may, from time to time, determine.(2) The Funding Council shall provide to the Secretary of State such information and advice as he may, from time to time, require as regards the provision of further education (within the meaning of section 1(5)(b) of the 1980 Act) in Scotland.(3) The Funding Council may provide to the Secretary of State such information and advice as they think fit as regards the provision of further education (within the meaning of section 1(5)(b) of the 1980 Act) in Scotland.(4) Advice, assistance or information provided by the Funding Council in pursuance of this section shall be provided in such manner as the Secretary of State may, from time to time, determine.'.—[Mr. Michael Forsyth.]

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